Highlights Schlumberger Ltd
A tradition of excellence
Each day, in 80 countries, we help our customers find and produce oil and gas with respect for the environment. We're looking for men and women to join our global family in this effort.
One of our greatest strengths is the diversity of our workforce. Men and women of many nationalities and backgrounds work together and share objectives. We do not have a nationality that describes our culture because we operate globally. This creates a dynamic environment where you and your ideas are respected.
Strong performance will get you to the top regardless of your background; you will have equal opportunity to reach the very top levels of Schlumberger. Meritocracy drives our actions, decisions and employee advancement.
Nationality Diversity—leveraging the human resources of all nations. With over 140 different nationalities working in Schlumberger, nationality diversity is truly in the companies DNA. We have been recruiting where we work for over 30 years and have been very successful in attracting and developing non-western nationalities and nationalities from emerging countries. Diversity of nationality truly exists at all levels in the organization with our senior management including 21 nationalities with many more in the pipeline.
Gender diversity—a commitment to act. Our gender diversity focus began in 1994 and we have made progress since that time. Looking forward, our goal is to continually increase the percentage of women we recruit worldwide, ensure proper career development for high-performing women, and increase our organizational flexibility to accommodate a wider range of personal situations.
We believe no one nationality or gender has a monopoly on creativity and talent. Gender diversity is one important element of our overall diversity strategy. To quote our CEO Andrew Gould: "The reasoning is business driven. Why deprive the company of access to half of the world's intellectual potential?" Our Goal is to continuously increase the percentage of women we recruit worldwide and ensure their career development. In 2009, 30% of our new-hire engineers will be women.
It is recognized that work-life balance is now a prominent consideration for employees, both in terms of how they assess a company as a place to work and why they decide to stay. Balancing work and personal responsibilities is challenging both for employer and employee, regardless of gender, family status, generation, location or job function, however these challenges maybe even greater for those employees who are single parents or in dual careers.
We offer support and flexibility to all our employees recognizing that men and women are different and will face challenges both professional and personal during their careers in Schlumberger.
Our benefit package includes:
12 weeks paid maternity leave for all female employees (Optional additional 12 weeks un-paid maternity leave (Total = 24 weeks)). One work week paid paternity leave for all male employees.
One of the most significant changes in our society in the last several decades has been the entry and continued presence of women in the working population. Families in marriages in which both spouses work are now the largest single group of families in the workplace.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 60% of all marriages are dual-career marriages; these couples make up 45% of the workforce. Because the proportion of people in dual career relationships is on the increase, this creates new challenges for the organization.
Our Web-based network run by and for professional women in Schlumberger, provides an opportunity for women to obtain and provide guidance on professional and personal issues.
"Woman Engineer" magazine’s readers named Schlumberger among the top 50 companies where they would most like to work.